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Price drop to £279 from £299

Remove this for the above price: Dell 19" Silver Wide Flat Panel (SE198WFP) - UK/Irish

307-D125010 (Home) - £279.00 delivered
Intel® Viiv Core 2 Duo E4500 Processor (2.2GHz,800MHz,2MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA/100 Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache
Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 3100
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
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[mod]#1
Upgrades:

500GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst™ cache add £15.00

16x DVD+/-RW & 16x DVD Drives add £10.00

Logitech™ Cordless Desktop™ EX110 - UK/Irish (QWERTY) £10.62
#2
My my! I can get a pretty specced up computer for £444. 3GB memory, 500GB HD and 256mg graphics card. Must resist and wait until after xmas.
#3
Is this as good as it sounds to the untrained eye - Im on the lok out for a new pc - this seems good price!
#4
Can anybody help with a bit of info please.

I am considering buying this in its basic integrated graphics form with the intention of upgrading the graphics myself. I have 2 questions

1. Do Dell change the motherboard supplied if you opt for a graphics upgrade or do all these computers have integrated graphics which are just turned off if you buy a graphics card upgrade?

2. Does a Dell supplied graphics upgrade also give you a power supply upgrade or will the basic power supply cope with any graphics card that they offer as an upgrade?

Chris

PS This does look a MUCH better deal than those of the last couple of weeks. Personally I would buy my own extra ram & graphics card. The E6650 processor, HD upgrade & DVD drives look good value.
#5
Good deal, voted hot.

£15 upgrade to 500G HDD is a great upgrade!
#6
Do i need to add a modem, or will i only need this if i want to use dial up?
[mod] 1 Like #7
vbeardmore
Do i need to add a modem, or will i only need this if i want to use dial up?


You dont need a modem if your on broadband, as you say, they are just for dialup.
#8
Thanks ever so much - thats great. Rep added

By the way : Can anyone tell me the difference between Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4500 Processor (2.2GHz,800MHz,2MB cache)
and
Intel® Viiv™ Core™ 2 Duo E4500 Processor (2.2GHz,800MHz,2MB cache)

Im looking at this dell but know the difference.

Please help as the deal runs out sonn and I really dont know much about these typ of things! thank you guys!
#9
Also, is it worth buying the moniter - or should i wait for another "HOT DEAL"?
#10
vbeardmore
Also, is it worth buying the moniter - or should i wait for another "HOT DEAL"?


Well if you dont have one already, yes it is! Wont be able to see much any other way, accept the power led!
[mod]#11
vbeardmore
Also, is it worth buying the moniter - or should i wait for another "HOT DEAL"?


Dont buy the monitor with this deal!

The very same monitor is in the monitor section of Dells site for £139 and you get a 3yr warranty with it if you buy it there, only 1yr if you buy with this base unit and its £150.
Navigate to the monitor section and add it to your order, or if thats too difficult and sometimes dells site is hard to get around, then make a seperate order for it after buying the base unit.

Just buy the non Viiv cpu as it seems the added functions with the Viiv arnt much to write home about anyway.
[mod]#12
Just in case you cant find the 19" monitor for £139, click Here
#13
So that's the Intel® Core and the seperate monitor - thanks ever so much. YOu couldn't have been more helpful!

If there are anyother upgrades you would reconmend, that would be great. (is it worth getting vista ultimate, better graphics card, more RAM or memory etc)But for now, thanks again, I really do appreciate it. Your a star!
#14
Sweet deal.
[mod] 1 Like #15
vbeardmore
So that's the Intel® Core and the seperate monitor - thanks ever so much. YOu couldn't have been more helpful!

If there are anyother upgrades you would reconmend, that would be great. (is it worth getting vista ultimate, better graphics card, more RAM or memory etc)But for now, thanks again, I really do appreciate it. Your a star!


OK, you asked ;-)
If I were buying I would (since you just saved money on the monitor) upgrade the cpu to Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Processor (2.33GHz,1333MHz,4MB cache) add £39.99 its quite a bit faster and has a 4meg cache too.

Upgrade the hard drive if you have lots of data to store to 500GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache add £15.00

Along those same lines of large data stores, do you intend to edit from your video camera on the pc and burd dvd's of your camera footage? If so you need one of these IEEE 1394 PCI Adapter card add £10.00 so you can plug the video camera into the pc.

This is a must have too at this price 16x DVD+/-RW & 16x DVD Drives add £10.00 as it will enable you to make copies of your videos for friends quickly or backup other discs.

Another on my list would be Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 - UK/Irish (QWERTY) add £10.63 (listed at £16 but its only £10 when added) very cheap for a wireless desktop!

If you dont have any already these speakers are not the best but at £10 will get you going Dell A225 Speakers add £10.00

The video card, well that depends on what your going to use the system for. If its just surfing and office type stuff plus camera editing the on board video will be ok, for now anyway.
Dell overcharge in general for their video cards, if its game playing you want then wait for the new selection of GeForce 8800 GTS cards to arrive, let the price drop some and then add one to the base in the new year.

Cheers.
#16
Do you think it's worth calling and trying to haggle to get a better price or is getting quidco better?
#17
Are Dell open to negotiation then with regards to pricing?
[mod]#18
Lets be careful here, this deal expires on the 5th Dec (up £20 then) also they have allowed too much for deducting the 19" TFT. Usually its no more than £90 off for removing that so your gaining £60 already, so I would stick with quidco.
Phone an order in and all thats likely to happen is 1 person gets a bit of a deal and then they put the price up by reducing the amount the monitor takes off.
Its a pretty nice deal already, lets not spoil it.
#19
Anyone have any idea how noisy these systems are? I am looking at getting something that i can connect to my TV to watch DVDs and downloaded HD content on. I was thinking a laptop would obviously be much neater to tuck away but i have alot of space anyway so it's more of a noise issue?

Good price :thumbsup:
[mod]#20
Just to make it clear, if you configured this ecode like this below, you can have it for just £374.63 delivered until 5th Dec.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Processor (2.33GHz,1333MHz,4MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium - English
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
500GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache
Integrated Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 3100
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
16x DVD+/-RW & 16x DVD Drives
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
Dell A225 Speakers
IEEE 1394 PCI Adapter (firewire) card

£374.63 delivered.

Grab yourself a GeForce 8800 GTS card after Xmas when the prices drop and its a nice system (no monitor of course)
[mod]#21
Kierdog84
Anyone have any idea how noisy these systems are? I am looking at getting something that i can connect to my TV to watch DVDs and downloaded HD content on. I was thinking a laptop would obviously be much neater to tuck away but i have alot of space anyway so it's more of a noise issue?

Good price :thumbsup:


Other members have reported them to be very quiet, dell use large sinks and fans that dont have to run like a jet engine to keep everything cool.
#22
Thanks for the quick reply. Any idea of the unit's dimensions?
[mod]#23
Kierdog84
Thanks for the quick reply. Any idea of the unit's dimensions?

Full spec is in the manual for the 530 Here
#24
vbeardmore
Can anyone tell me the difference between Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4500 Processor (2.2GHz,800MHz,2MB cache) and Intel® Viiv™ Core™ 2 Duo E4500 Processor (2.2GHz,800MHz,2MB cache)
Im looking at this dell but know the difference.

ViiV is Intel’s branding for a Media Centric PC so they only allow manufacturer’s to use this moniker if a PC has a version of Windows that supports the Media Centre interface so Vista Home Basic and XP Pro are not included.
The same goes for AMD’s Live! Branding which is their equivalent.
#25
I have been watching your chat,and have just gone online to get a computer for £400 since my one has just died. I need to get one asap, and Dell will take a while for delivery. HOwever it does look like a good deal. I can only get it with the monitor included when I have looked, but it is a 20" one and looks good.
Also I don't know what is the difference between Vii and dual core.
#26
MIKE T - You really are THE BEST! Thanks, I will probbaly go for one or two of the upgrades you have suggested........ thanks for the helping hand nad the detailed responses.

Just one more quick one - I have neen talking to a couple of friends who have bought laptops with vista on - some pretty powerful spec apparently (around £1000 ) but they say that OFFICE doesnt work well with it, keeps crashing, Im a pHd student and cant afford to be without WORD. I really like the idea of VISTA but am wondering whther i should shell out the extra for XP.

HAs anyone else had sinilar bad experiences with office nad vista?
#27
Mike,

You don't know of any good Dell deals for a 2gb 14.1 Laptop or even 15.4 if a deal turns out better? :santa:
[mod]#28
vbeardmore


HAs anyone else had sinilar bad experiences with office nad vista?


I believe that if you buy with Vista Premium and have compatability problems with it and other MS products they (msoft) will if you contact them allow you to back track to XP home for free, leaving you with XP on the machine and a licience for Vista should you wish to go back to it later when the updates arrive. For futher info you will need to contact ms though as thats all the info I have on that.
[mod]#29
Kierdog84
Mike,

You don't know of any good Dell deals for a 2gb 14.1 Laptop or even 15.4 if a deal turns out better? :santa:


If you use the search box on hot deals and type "Dell notebook" it will show you all the current dell notebook deals that I have posted.:thumbsup:
#30
I bought a Dell E520 in the summer, Dual Core 2, 4300 1.8, with 2 gig, and a 300 gig drive etc, ATIx1300 (came with the 22" monitor etc) found deal on this website.

Is it worth ebaying the above to buy this, or would I not notice much difference in speed ?
#31
Great information. Many thanks Mike.

One question, isn't £139 still dear for a monitor? Any suggestions for a better monitor deal?

Thanks
Flix
[mod]#32
Flix
Great information. Many thanks Mike.

One question, isn't £139 still dear for a monitor? Any suggestions for a better monitor deal?

Thanks
Flix

Sorry Flix your on your own there I have enough trouble keeping up with dell pricing, people generally buy a dell one to match what other kit they have but yes I guess you could find one cheaper elseware.
#33
MikeT
Sorry Flix your on your own there I have enough trouble keeping up with dell pricing, people generally buy a dell one to match what other kit they have but yes I guess you could find one cheaper elseware.



Thanks Mike.

Regards
Flix
#34
MikeT
Just to make it clear, if you configured this ecode like this below, you can have it for just £374.63 delivered until 5th Dec.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Processor (2.33GHz,1333MHz,4MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium - English
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
500GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache
Integrated Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 3100
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
16x DVD+/-RW & 16x DVD Drives
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
Dell A225 Speakers
IEEE 1394 PCI Adapter (firewire) card

£374.63 delivered.

Grab yourself a GeForce 8800 GTS card after Xmas when the prices drop and its a nice system (no monitor of course)



i like the idea of this upgrade... buuuut....

i recently bought a dell (less than 1 month ago) an AMD 5600, which at the time was the best deal out there, i had always wanted a Intel, and the 6550 i think is about the same if not better ( although not sure on that) but with this deal i could get a 500gb drive (which is far superior) to my 320 gb drive ( which seems only to have about 280 gb of useable sapce)

Finally i was a bit disapointed when i recieved my computer to find that none of the system was installed properly, and i wasted lots of money on the phone to india ..

sooo my question to you mike god of all things dell, is .. is it possible to change systems ? am i in my rights to do so ? I have installed a few things on it, but wouldnt mind starting again ?

let me know what you think :thumbsup:


dave
#35
MikeT - many thanks for continuing to post these deals.
I've just ordered one for a friend.


doivey - I'm surprised you had that sort of problem with a Dell.

If it was as bad as you say I'd be asking Dell if I could return it.
If you look through other threads on here, people have returned systems
for all sorts of reasons, including "I've seen a better one on the Dell site"
This has sometimes lead to Dell offering some kind of discount etc..

If you kick up enough fuss you could get them to send you the installation
CDs for the machine and install everything yourself. I did that for a laptop
a few months ago.

You might need to be quick to take advantage of the distance selling regs,
assuming you boughht it from the 'Home' site rather than 'Business'
[mod]#36
I think Doivey is out of time for returning under dsr, 7 working days is I believe the limit.
If he wants to change now I think selling his unit via ebay or here maybe and then ordering again but this deal is due to increase tomorrow by £20 unless Dell stretch the time out on the extra £20 off discount.
#37
Considering this before it changes with an E6550 and 500GB disk, on board graphics would be OK for my immediate needs but I would prefer XP at this moment in time.

Rather than opt for the XP Pro option from Dell (extra 35.00) do the supplied discs from Dell include the VISTA installation disc ? I know this has been asked before but a current view would be good :oops:

If so I could start from scratch with an OE copy of XP Home and still have the VISTA discs for future use if needed ?

MTIA,
[mod]#38
Price now £299 from 6th Dec
[mod]#39
Price drop on this today back down to £279 delivered.
#40
MikeT
Price drop on this today back down to £279 delivered.


Its £269.02 Delivered :D !!!!! WoW!! Awesome Deal ;) !!!!

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